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Gingrinch needs to drop out.

Todd Dugdale

Far from being some kind of auspicious sign for Pawlenty, I see it as ominous. Only 1/3 of Republican voters in his home state would vote to nominate him for President.Thats weak, no matter how you slice it.It makes him a lousy choice for VP, too. It looks doubtful that he could carry his home state, which is one of the primary criteria for the slot.Pawlenty was elected as a centre-right moderate, and his conversion to Tea Party tenther wingnut came very late in his term. The conversion also coincided with polling showing that he was unlikely to win another term. He would lose, and losing is death to your career in the MN GOP. Just ask Emmer, Coleman, and Mark Kennedy (Who? He ran against Klobuchar). So, Pawlenty really had nothing to lose by running for President. It was that, or the political dustbin. Hes gambling with other peoples money. If he drops out, he wont have technically lost, and he can settle into a gig at FNC. Later, he can write a book and blog for Breitbart. Its better than Emmers current gig as a drive-time radio jock for a wingnut talk station.

I Am Iron Man

I dont see how Gingrich can even pretend to keep at this with these kind of numbers. Hes going to have to come up with an excuse to drop out (because you know he wont want to say its because no one likes him.)


Pawlenty needs to cut Romney off at the kneens, in political terms, of course.


Well, you cant count out Gingrich completely. I was thinking the same about McCain in late 2007.

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Gingrich needs to drop it out, I was thinking about the same thing in my mind, pawlenty was elected as a center-right moderate, and his conversion to tea party tenther wing nut came very late in his term.

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